WINTER HAVEN, FLA. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology relied
on a strong pitching effort to top St. John Fisher 5-3 on Friday in
college baseball action in Florida.
Freshman Ben Menich (Mount Prospect, Ill.)
tossed five innings with seven strikeouts to earn his first college
win. Menich scattered seven hits but allowed just
two walks and two runs in the effort.
Senior Ryan Fuller (Fort Wayne/Elmhurst)
provided 3 2/3 innings of one run pitching, and sophomore
Chris Erickson (Edwardsville, Ill.) recorded the
final out to secure his first college save.
Offensively, senior Will Burchett (Mokena,
Ill./Providence Catholic) led Rose-Hulman with three
singles. Junior Donald Stopka (Grayslake, Ill./Carmel
Catholic) added a double and a single with two runs scored
and one RBI. Sophomore Hank Akard (Indianapolis/Ben
Davis) added two singles, two RBI and one run
scored. Stopka joined senior Jamie Weinle (Harrison,
Ohio/Olney C.C.) with RBI singles in the three-run
Rose-Hulman stands 4-3 overall and completes its spring trip
with a matchup against the College of New Jersey on Saturday.